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Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.

Docket No.: 03-1388
Certiorari Granted: Sep 28 2004
Argued: February 28, 2005
Decided: June 6, 2005

Topics:

Civil Rights, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Commerce Clause, NLRA, National Labor Relations Act, OSHA, Sherman Act, Title VII, antitrust, patent, racial discrimination

PartyNames: Douglas Spector, et al. v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
Petitioner: Douglas Spector, et al.
Respondent: Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Citation: 356 F3d 641
Supreme Court Docket

Douglas Spector, et al.
v.
Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
545 U.S. 119 (2005)
Question Presented:

Whether and to what extent Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to companies that operate foreign-flag cruise ships in United States waters?

Question:

Does Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to foreign-flagged cruise ships in U.S. waters?

Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 28, 2005

Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
Case Documents

1Slip Opinion in Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
2Opinion in Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.